PS40 Bar Sydney
Sydney’s latest Bar PS40 is opening this week and we’ve managed a sneak peek via Neat Spirit’s Plantation Rum Zombie Competition. Thor and Michael’s venue is unlike anything you’ve seen in Sydney; Designed by Creative Director Livia Lima, PS40 is schmick. It’s housed in large warehouse like space with a contemporary cool pop art scheme that harkens to the 80s. PS40 has a minimalistic entryway into an art modernism space with black and white patterned tiles near the front. What makes PS40 unique however is their bottling plant built into the space; this is home to PS Sodas and some very clever bar people. Entry via 40 King Street’s little laneway.
The two owners of PS40, Thor Berquist and Michael Chiem are Sydney Bar stalwarts and anyone doing the circuit would have seen them round town – from Henriettas, Bulletin Place to Lobo. Thor was the former GM of Experimental Cocktail Club (ECC London/NY) and has also worked at Der Raum (Melbourne), Tippling Club (Singapore). Michael Chiem, the former Bar Manager of Sokyo, Black at the Star and also award winning bar Bulletin Place. Both are as you’d say, pretty good with their cocktails. On the drinks front; wine list here is curated by Lo-Fi Wines and you can expect local beers from Wayward and Young Henrys.
And then there’s the PS Sodas. Their PS Sodas are natural drinks. No Preservations, artificial colours and flavours. With a core range of Blackstrap Ginger (featured in the Plantation Rum Dark and Stormy), Grapefruit Gentian, Wattle Cola, Bush Tonic and Smoked Lemonade. Yes, indigenous ingredients are used in their Sodas. The Bush Tonic is a collaboration with Archie Rose Distillery to complement their Gin and their Smoked Lemonade with Chef Luke Powell from LP Quality Meats.
Adding to our excitement around PS40, it is one of the few bars in town to open on a Monday. There was dancing, good vibes and music when we were in there. And most importantly a great energy that excites. See you at the bar.
PS40 Bar Sydney
40 King Street Sydney 2000
Monday – Saturdays 4pm – midnight
A look around the venue. Note: The high ceilings, Front Bar and Seating space round the corner of King and Clarence. Nifty Contemporary colours abound with the black and white tiles and the pop colours of the throw cushions.